We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives

We'll Be Here for the Rest of Our Lives

A Swinin' Showbiz Saga

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From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and longtime leader of David Letterman's band, comes a candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life in-and love of-show business.

How does a kid go from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to the bright lights of Broadway and a gig leading the band on Letterman? This book is Paul Shaffer's answer to that question. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to his first legitimate job out of college-which found him working with future stars (and friends) Gilda Radner, Martin Short, and Eugene Levy-to being first musical director of the nascent Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with Dave and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life.

Now, in this hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir-in which he dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears-Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater.

Baker & Taylor
In this hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir--in which he dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears--Paul Shaffer gives readers the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater.

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The leader of David Letterman's band shares the story of his career from his youth in a remote Canadian town and work for "Saturday Night Live" to his achievements at the Sullivan Theater and observations about such stars as John Belushi and Britney Spears.
The leader of David Letterman's band shares the story of his career from his youth in a remote Canadian town and work for Saturday Night Live to his achievements at the Sullivan Theater and observations about such stars as John Belushi and Britney Spears.

Publisher: New Yok : Doubleday, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385524834
0385524838
Branch Call Number: Biography Sh13s
Characteristics: viii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Ritz, David

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EdgeofHeaven Mar 08, 2015

Top Ten Reasons to Read Paul's Memoir

1) Paul's near fatal car accident in Hawaii.

2) Gilda Radner does "Gilda Live" on Broadway. Paul is musical director.

3) Sonny & Cher perform "I got you babe" on Letterman.

4)"A Year at The Top" - a Norman Lear sitcom starring Paul Shaffer is a flop.

5) Paul lives in the Gramercy Park Hotel for 11 years (two rooms, no kitchen).

6) Martin Short drives Paul to the Toronto airport in his VW Beetle.

7) Lorne Michaels objects to Ray Charles request to host SNL because "he wouldn't be able to read the cue cards".

8) Britney Spears says to Paul "Oh, you're Dave's deejay, aren't you? That's who you are!"

9) Paul's question to Julia Roberts.

10) Jaco Pastorius serenades diners (including Paul) at the Gramercy Hotel with a free and inaudible concert.

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jerboy
Dec 27, 2009

totally swinging and groovy read.

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